Scrapbooking Tips

How To Make a Travel Scrapbook on the Road

I don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.The trips I take are always so much fun. I always want to remember all the details. That is why I love to make travel scrapbooks of all my trips. I don’t always have time to scrapbook after I get back so sometimes I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook:

#1 – Pick a scrapbook and paper

The scrapbook I picked for this trip is one by Teresa Collins that included coordinating papers and some embellishments. Sometimes the fastest way to get a scrapbook finished is to grab a collection where the papers and the embellishments are meant to go together.

#2 – Gather up some basic supplies

Scrapbooking on the road is easier if you limit your supplies to just the necessities. You will need the following:

  • a pen to journal with
  • adhesive – I like double-sided tape because it is strong and not messy
  • a mini stapler – this works great for items that can’t be taped or glued
  • paper trimmer
  • mini scissors
  • stickers for titles
  • washi tape
  • hole punch
  • travel printer – I use the Canon Selphy because it is lightweight and small enough to fit in my suitcase

#3 – Take notes of your trip along the way

I keep notes on my phone for each day so I don’t forget the details.

#4 – Collect memorabilia during your trip

I like to fill in the details of my trip with tickets, postcards, coasters, napkins, brochures, maps, matchbooks and business cards.

#5 – Print out photos as you go

If you have the time, printing your photos out every day or two will make it easier to keep up with your scrapbook.

#6 – Put it all together

  • Decorate the cover – I used stickers to make a title along with an embellishment that said “Travel Memories Journal”I don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Inside cover – I added a photo and the sticker from my luggage tag. Then I added a “Day 1” tag marked with the day of the week and wrote in a few detailsI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 2 – this is a small tag that I made with cardstock. I used it for the parking tag from our condoI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 3 – on the backside of the tag I added a photo of the view from our balcony the night we arrived.I don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 4 – I made 2 more tags and added another photo and some journaling as well as a “Day 2” tag. I used my mini stapler to attach the tabs “Where” and “Trip”. The tabs help turning the page and I like the look.I don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 5 – I enlarged a photo to 5″ x 7″ for this pageI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 6 – I always like to take a photo of signs for my scrapbookI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 7 – this is a photo of one of our favorite restaurantsI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 8 – I always make sure to take photos of things I find along the wayI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 – photo pages
    I don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 16 – this is a photo of me actually working on my scrapbook during the tripI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 17, 18, 19 and 20 – more photosI don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.
  • Page 21 – on the last page I created a pocket to hold extra items that I don’t want to glue into the scrapbook . . . I don't always have time to scrapbook after a trip so I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook.and I ended with a quote . . .

“Remember the days filled with joy and laughter as you will carry them forever.”

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